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22
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Performs Supreme Love @ Jacob’s Pillow

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Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michelle Dorrance

Jun 28 – Jul 2

For the first time ever, astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond come together in a program curated and introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). TIRELESS exhibits the endless talent, depth, and perseverance of the international tap community.

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient and MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow, Dorrance introduces this Pillow-exclusive engagement featuring tap dancer and bassist couple Reona and Takashi Seo of Japan in AUN; Chicago-based choreographer and performer Jumaane Taylor and his ensemble work Supreme Love; Joe Orrach of San Francisco in his solo performance entitled In My Corner; and tap dancing siblings Joseph and Josette Wiggan of Los Angeles.

BUY TICKETS HERE

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7
Jun

HWCC Summer Arts Intensive Registration Now Open

Summer Intensive 2017

7
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy Open House, Student Showcase & After School Matters Summer Orientation/Audition

Open House 2017

7
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms #3rdSundays #FREE #TAPJAM @ Lou Conte Dance Studio 2pm

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ is hosting our 3rd Sundays #TapJam

and we want you there!

1147 W. Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60607

Sunday 6/18/17

2pm

TAP JAMS are our way of paying homage to the HOOFERS of old and the traditions they set.

TAP JAMS make us better. TAP JAMS give us new ideas.

TAP JAMS help us communicate.

TAP JAMS allow us to express ourselves.

TAP JAMS show us where we came from and where we are going.

TAP JAMS are absolutely necessary to nudge your growth as a tapdancer!

#FREE #Fun #OpenToThePublic #SeeYouOnTheWood

#ImprovToImprove #RespectTheDance

 

6
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms #2ndSaturdays #FREE #TAPJAM @ Harold Washington Cultural Center 5pm

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ is hosting our 2nd Saturdays #TapJam

and we want you there!


4701 S. King Dr.

Chicago, IL 60615

Saturday 6/10/17

5pm

TAP JAMS are our way of paying homage to the HOOFERS of old and the traditions they set.

TAP JAMS make us better. TAP JAMS give us new ideas.

TAP JAMS help us communicate. TAP JAMS allow us to express ourselves.

TAP JAMS show us where we came from and where we are going.

TAP JAMS are absolutely necessary to nudge your growth as a tapdancer!

#FREE #Fun #OpenToThePublic #SeeYouOnTheWood

#ImprovToImprove #RespectTheDance

6
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms #2ndFridays #TAPJAM @ American Rhythm Center 7:30pm

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ is hosting our 2nd Fridays #TapJam

and we want you there!

410 S. Michigan Ave.

3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60605

Friday 6/9/17

7:30pm

$5 Suggested Donation

TAP JAMS are our way of paying homage to the HOOFERS of old and the traditions they set.

TAP JAMS make us better. TAP JAMS give us new ideas.

TAP JAMS help us communicate. TAP JAMS allow us to express ourselves.

TAP JAMS show us where we came from and where we are going.

TAP JAMS are absolutely necessary to nudge your growth as a tapdancer!

#Fun #OpenToThePublic #SeeYouOnTheWood

#ImprovToImprove #RespectTheDance

1
Jun

Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson & Tristan Bruns w/ Chicago Human Rhythm Project @ Stomping Grounds Grand Finale: Studebaker Theater

SG17_PstCrd_FRONT_FINALFREE TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT, BUT YOU CAN STILL GET ON THE WAIT LIST!

The series completes its third year with the grand finale on Friday, June 2, at the Studebaker Theater. This event will feature ALL five dance companies and, like all STOMPING GROUNDS events, is completely free and open to the public.

The featured Chicago companies are:
Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater
The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
Trinity Irish Dance Company

NOTE: Ticket holders are allowed priority entry up to 20 minutes before showtime, otherwise seats will be given to those on the waitlist.

Date and Time

Fri, June 2, 2017

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

 

Location

Studebaker Theater

410 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

24
May

Donnetta Jackson, Tristan Bruns w/Chicago Human Rhythm Project @ Spring To Dance Festival In St. Louis

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24
May

National Tap Dance Day Is The EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE For RHYTHM WORLD – May 25 – Don’t Miss Your Chance To Save $$$

Early Bird Registration FINAL

MAY 25 – National Tap Dance Day!
MAY 25 – EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE!
One of the ways we celebrate is to offer discounts to our summer festival – RHYTHM WORLD – through May 25 – after all – how can you forget the date? It’s Bill Robinson’s birthday – so give yourself a present – SUMMER TAP FESTIVAL!
www.chicagotap.org

 

24
May

Donnetta Jackson w/ Chicago Human Rhythm Project @ Stomping Grounds: Garfield Park Conservatory

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STOMPING GROUNDS is a free two-month citywide celebration of authentic, rhythmic dance companies from a variety of world cultures, including American tap, Spanish, Mexican, African, Chinese, and Irish dance. The series culminates with the grand finale at the Studebaker Theater on Friday, June 2.

The series visits Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood on Wednesday, May 24 at the Garfield Park Conservatory. This event will feature Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, alongside Chicago Human Rhythm Project and the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company. Like all STOMPING GROUNDS events, it is completely free and open to the public.

Each STOMPING GROUNDS event, known as a “Performalogue”, features the performers and Artistic Directors of selected companies, in a narrated performance and Q&A with the audience. And each event features a different lineup! For a list of locations and lineups, please see below.

The featured Chicago companies are:

–Chicago Human Rhythm Project
–Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre
–Mexican Folkloric Dance Company
–Muntu Dance Theatre
–Trinity Irish Dance Company and the Trinity Irish Dance Ensemble

NOTE: Ticket holders are allowed priority entry up to 20 minutes before showtime, otherwise seats will be given to those on the waitlist.

Reserve Your Seat for May 24th

17
May

Donnetta Jackson w/ Creation @ Carnival Choreographer’s Ball Chicago

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Carnival Choreographer’s Ball returns to Chicago Thursday May 18th! Come see an amazing show with some of Chicago’s hottest talent!

Featuring works by:

JiggNation
Monyett Crump
Leila Henry and Chris Xayarath
Annie Franklin
Walter Maybell
Pause Eddie presents CREATION
Stacy Letrice
Jenny Vause
Gil Mata
Joey Hernandez
Andrew Tamez-Hull
Hip Hop ConnXion
Dana Rosenthal
Gage Crismond and Paige Deets ft ‘ALWAYS’
Nadell Jackson
BQ Project
Darnell Payne ft Urban Movement
Elements
Movement Revolution Dance Crew
Ascendence Dance Chicago
Ladies in Lace

Doors open at 9pm. Show starts at 10:30pm

Tickets can be purchased online ahead of time at choreographerscarnival.com or through any of the performers. Tickets will also be available at the door.